Short Orders: Urban Grinders coming to Revolution Mill

Urban Grinders coffee shop is opening at Revolution Mill in Greensboro.

This will be the second location for Urban Grinders, which opened a coffee shop and art gallery in 2015 at 116 N. Elm St. in downtown Greensboro.

The new opening is part of a redevelopment for the historic old textile mill that produced flannel for decades before closing and falling into disrepair.

In 2012, Self-Help assumed ownership of Revolution Mill and is completing the property’s transformation into a mixed-use development.

The coffee shop will be on the first floor of Building 1250, home to more than 45 businesses, art studios and creative firms. It also houses the artist-in-residence program and the WAMRev Gallery, which hosts rotating exhibits in collaboration with Weatherspoon Art Museum.

“Focusing on art and music more so than any other coffee shop has helped to breed a certain culture downtown that you can’t find anywhere else,” said owner Jeff Beck. “We like to tell people we have taken a chunk of New York and plopped it right down in the middle of Greensboro. Urban Grinders at Revolution will have the same spirit as our Elm Street location, but we will be focusing more on a refined coffee shop atmosphere.”

The shop’s open concept will feature seating for 35 to 50 people. It will overlook Revolution Docks — an outdoor plaza that can be used for casual gathering, events and performances.

The coffee shop will open in early spring.

It joins dining concepts Cugino Forno Pizzeria and Natty Greene’s Kitchen + Market, which also are expected to open on the campus this spring.

For more information, visit http://revolutionmill

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